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It is the 3D visualiser’s job to bring the architect’s ideas to life, taking plans, architectural illustrations and other reference materials and using these to produce photo-realistic 3D images or animations of proposed buildings and developments.
Average salaries are in the region of £25,000.00 to £38,000.00. Salaries will vary depending on location / employer
It is the 3D visualiser’s job to bring the architect’s ideas to life.
For a 3D Visualiser/Specialist it means taking plans, architectural illustrations and other reference materials. These are then used to produce photo-realistic 3D images or animations of proposed buildings and developments.
3D visualisers/specialists work closely with architects to understand their designs – both interior and exterior – and make sure these are reflected as accurately and attractively as possible. They do this by creating 3D visuals and animations to show clients and the wider project team.
These visuals/animations can be used to:
Some projects will involve "still" representations, while others may use animations and CGI (computer generated imagery) that allow people to ‘fly through’ a development
As a 3D visualiser/specialist, you would be:
Your construction salary will typically range depending on location, employer and level of responsibility.
A career in a design/visualisation role will usually involve working standard office hours, Monday to Friday. But like many other construction jobs there may be occasions when it is necessary to work late to meet competition and submission deadlines, particularly in more senior roles.
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There are a number of routes that can lead to construction careers in 3D visualisation, but most positions will require a degree or equivalent in 3D design, graphic design, architectural visualisation or similar.
You will also need to be experienced in relevant design software such as AutoCAD, 3D Studio Max and VRay (there are many others), as well as programmes such as Adobe Photoshop, Premier and other graphic or rendering software.
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According to the latest Construction Skills Network research, the UK construction industry will need an additiona l1690 non-construction professional, technical , IT and other office based staff (which includes 3D visualiser/specialists), every year for the period 2017 - 2021.
The majority of the demand for these construction jobs will be in the South East, followed by Greater London, and Yorkshire and Humber.
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